On newsstands now: Easter Seals in Parents Magazine!

Parents Magazine May 2011 cover imageEaster Seals is very jazzed to be featured in another issue of our favorite monthly, must-read magazine: Parents.

The May issue of Parents magazine features a 5-page-spread about Easter Seals Make the First Five Count — our new awareness and advocacy effort designed to give children with or at risk of autism, developmental delays or disabilities the right support they need to be school-ready and build a foundation for a lifetime of learning.

Every year, millions of young children with unidentified disabilities enter school with learning and health issues that put them far behind their peers and have a lasting, negative effect on their ability to meet their full potential. Many will never catch up. But we know young children with special needs, autism and developmental delays can succeed in school alongside their peers if they receive early intervention services — therapies that work to strengthen their physical, social, emotional and intellectual abilities at a very young age.

Through this feature, Parents is really helping us spread the word about the importance of early intervention. We want every parent to know more about their child’s development, where to go for help if something doesn’t feel right, and how to take action early.

It’s a message that rings true with Easter Seals’ family of corporate partners, too. The Parents spread was made possible by our corporate partners (including CVS Caremark and MassMutual) and it highlights different ways these companies are working to raise awareness and funds for Easter Seals services for young children.

Be sure to pick up the May issue on newsstands now to learn much more about Make the First Five Count or go to our Media download page to get a preview of the piece. In it you’ll find where you can “shop where it counts” this month. You’ll see which retailers are supporting Easter Seals services for young children with autism, developmental delays and other disabilities — and get a few good deals and special coupons while you’re at it.


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  2. Kristen Barnfield Says:

    Thanks for reading, Kaye and Alan! Hope you both enjoy the issue of Parents. We definitely had fun putting all the information together; and we really appreciate being able to work with the magazine, to be featured.

    And Kaye, I think you’ve helped us with a great idea for a future blog — tips for grandparents and babysitting!

  3. Alan Katzer Says:

    Parents magazine has been an ad for Easter Seals for many years especially during the 50’s and 60’s and hopefully they will be together for a long time.

  4. Kaye Swain Says:

    Thanks for the heads up! I’ll pass this information along to fellow Sandwich Generation grandparents. Whether mild or severe, autism definitely adds extra challenges for all of us babysitting grandchildren, and I appreciate your great resources and help.

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